top of page

Peter, Paul and Mary Perform at Carnegie Hall

Nov. 24, 1962 - Riding a crest of national popularity, folk singers Peter, Paul and Mary gave their first Carnegie Hall concert tonight. An audience of more than 2,800, including 150 on stage, gave the two bearded guitarists, Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey, and their striking blond colleague, Mary Travers, a two-minute, foot-stamping ovation at the end of the program. Peter, Paul and Mary proved themselves knowledgeable performers who had the musical skill to transform moving songs into a program that was highly entertaining. The arrangements owe slightly more to the popular-music idiom than to folk tradition, placing the group somewhere midway between the pop-oriented Limeliters and the straight folk music of the Weavers.


bottom of page